Millennial Skin Care - Dr. Bailey's Son Frank Shares His Routine
By Cynthia Bailey MD. This page was updated on Thu, Oct 24, 2019
What should Millennial men use for skin care in their 20s and 30s? A dermatologist’s simple skin care routine that covers all the bases. I’ve built skin care routines for thousands of men – including my son Frank. Learn how he turned my advice into an efficient skin care routine that keeps his skin clear and problem free. These are hacks for the most common skin problems that Millennial Men have - like Frank!
In Franks teen years, his routine focused mostly on control of acne with the Ultimate Acne Solutions Kit.
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This kit works well for acne at all ages. Now, at 29, he only rarely gets acne but he needs to control facial redness and flakey skin.
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He controls adult acne and seborrhea this by washing with the Calming Zinc Bar Soap. It works well to remove sunscreen and facial oil. He finds that it’s really effective! The oatmeal is calming and the soap cleans the pores. If he uses it after shaving it helps calm any redness.
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Frank applies the Daily Face Cream for Oily to Normal Skin to prevent skin from feeling tight or dry. This oil-free moisturizer does not trigger acne, feels light on the face and deeply hydrates skin with squalane to prevent flaking and dryness.
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When he travels he uses the Sheer Strength Pure Physical Invisible SPF 50+ Sunscreen to his face. He puts on his sunscreen at the end of his skin care routine. At home his favorite facial sunscreen is the Sheer Strength Spray SPF 50+ Sunscreen . It is too large for roll-aboard luggage so mom is going to ship him some! It's great for the neck, hands, arms, top of the scalp, ears etc. It's also moderately water resistant and good for workouts outdoors.
When Frank is planning to be really sweaty or swim, he uses a very water-resistant sunscreen such as Solbar Zinc or Citrix Sunscreen. He has used these for many years. (Mom knows this is one of the reasons his skin looks younger than his age - and always will if he keeps this up!)
Frank uses the Natural Lip Balm all the time. He applies it at night and throughout the day. He keeps it in his pocket so it is handy at all times. Mom notes that it is certified organic, which is important because Frank is precious to her.
After Frank shaves he applies the Omega Enriched Face Booster Oil to the beard area. He puts a few drops in his palm and gets the oil on the fingertips to apply it to the skin under the beard. He can get beardruff (which is also seborrheic dermatitis) and the oil helps control that.
Body skin care is important too. Frank does this as part of his shower routine. He washes his skin with the Naturally Best Bar Soap in the shower and he Salux Exfoliating Shower Cloth and has for years. This cleans his skin well, prevents flakey dry skin, and exfoliates away any roughness such as keratosis pilaris. KP is the name for the chicken skin bumps that happen on the upper arms, upper back and even the thighs and buttocks. It's another skin problem that runs in the family. The Salux Cloth helps. After stepping out of the shower and towel drying his skin, he applies the Glycolic Body Lotion and rubs it in well to keep the KP bumps controlled.
Frank also gets red sensitive bumps on his scalp (which is Pityrosporum folliculitis). He uses Foaming Zinc Cleanser to wash his hair and scalp about every other day to help control the bumps. He always uses it after a workout too. After a workout he also uses it as a face cleanser but rinses it off quickly because it stings the eyes and can dry the skin.
Frank is prone to dry hand skin and he uses the Dry Hand Skin Cream all the time.
As Frank describes his skin care routine, he thinks that it sounds like a lot, but he says that it doesn’t feel like it.